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Why is Mānuka Honey Good For You?

The Mānuka tree has been used for hundreds of years throughout New Zealand. Mānuka honey is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods, and when its potent antiviral and antibacterial qualities became more well-known, many people began using it to supplement their diet. Authentic Mānuka honey carries a UMF rating that gives an accurate accounting of its potency and whether it is multi-floral or monofloral.

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Multiple Uses

Mānuka honey is known for its unique flavour and versatility. It can be taken as a supplement, used as an ingredient in many dishes, or applied to the skin to heal wounds and rashes. It's rich texture allows it to be used as a natural remedy to soothe sore throats, while its antiviral properties work to fight the progression of viruses in the body. 

Benefits of Mānuka Honey

Over the years, research has shown that Mānuka honey contains a unique, potent antibacterial property that provides a vast assortment of health and wellness benefits. 

  • Cold and Flu
    • Antibacterial, antiviral properties that may reduce or prevent symptoms of viral and bacterial infections
  • Promote Gut Health 
    • Anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe digestive tract issues
  • Wound and Rash Care
    • Used as a topical treatment to fight infection and heal wounds and burns
  • Boost Immunity
    • Antiviral and antibacterial properties that strengthen your body’s immune system
  • Skincare
    • Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties that may reduce acne caused by bacteria, and balance your skin’s pH levels 
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Abundant in Nutrients

Mānuka honey is so much more nutritionally dense than other forms of honey that it was given its own rating system. The Unique Mánuka Factor (UMF) grading scale is used to measure the quality and purity of Mānuka honey. The UMF is based on specific natural markers, including how many different types of Mānuka flowers were used to produce the honey. By using this grading system, you can be sure that the Mānuka honey you purchase is authentic and meets specific industry standards.

Tastes Great!

Mānuka honey offers a unique flavour and texture that goes beyond what regular honey has to offer. It can be enjoyed by the spoonful, on toast, in beverages, or used as an ingredient in desserts and other recipes. Mānuka honey’s distinct sweetness makes it a healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, and sugar.

Mānuka honey is one of nature’s greatest superfoods, recognised for its wide range of uses and benefits. From improving overall health, to providing a healthier substitute for sugars and sweeteners, Mānuka honey is quickly becoming a staple in the home. You can assess the quality and authenticity of Mānuka honey by looking at the UMF rating. At Taylor Pass Honey, our Mānuka honey is UMF-certified and its purity, authenticity and origins are fully traceable. Find Mānuka honey that is good for you at your closest retailer.

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